My friend’s boyfriend just proposed to her in the middle of the dance floor in his sister’s wedding, and I can’t get over how happy I am for her. I must have watched the video twenty times, teared up a little, and then turned to my husband and was like, “Why didn’t you do that?!” And he said, “You say that now, but you wouldn’t have liked it.” Which got me really thinking… Honestly, I’m all for a grand romantic gesture, but I do understand why others might not appreciate it the way I would. But, girls, would you like it? And, boys, would you do it? Read these reasons why or why not before you decide!
YAY: It’s romantic!
Kanye proposed to Kim in her birthday party in front of 50 of her closest friends and family. 50! He wrote on a huge jumbotron, “PLEEASE MARRY MEEE!” I would have said no (too many E’s!) but she said yes and described the whole thing as an out of body experience. How cute!
NAY: It’s embarrassing.
If you’re shy or just don’t like being in the spotlight, you might not like what Kanye did. Prince Harry proposed to Meghan in the kitchen, alone, while she was making some chicken. Sometimes, girls would rather be a Meghan instead of a Kim!
Part of getting engaged is announcing the engagement for the world to know (I’m off the market, boys! If you liked it then you should’ve put a ring on it!) So a public proposal pretty much takes care of that for you!
NAY: She said no.
A man in China bought 99 iPhones, put them in shape of a heart, and proposed to his girlfriend in the middle of the heart. She said no… must have thought it was phoney (pause for laughter.) The thing is, a private rejection is sad, but a public one is depressing! So here’s the moral of the story: if you’re publicly proposing to your girlfriend, be 100% SURE she’s going to say yes!
It’s a story to be told for years to come! To friends, to your future children and grandchildren, and if you have pictures, these would be super cute around the house!
NAY: It’s pressuring.
For those on the receiving end of the proposal, they might feel pressured into saying yes to spare their boyfriends the embarrassment. I don’t know what’s worse: being forced into a marriage you don’t want or getting dumped by your fiance(e) the day after what you thought was the best day of your life.
So what’s your dream proposal?